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School Mwanza, Tanzania

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Build and Paints our school for the safety of poor kids in rural Tanzania

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This host receives lots of worldpackers and has a high average rating, being recognized by the community as a Top Host.
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This host has recently approved volunteers and is looking for more applications.
Make a real social impact
4 travelers really felt their social impact working with this host
Expand your social consciousness
4 travelers felt they expanded their social consciousness working with this host
Accepts couples and pairs of volunteers
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What you offer


Hours per week
Help out and collaborate with your host only a few hours per week.
Help with painting, graffiti, sculpting or drawing.
Painting & Decorating
Help with painting or decorating the property facilities.
Help with a wide range of repairs or building.
Help grow plants and cultivate gardens
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What you get


Days off per week
Have some time off for yourself, go explore the city or rest for a while.
Shared Dorm
You will have a bed in a shared room, which means you will share the same room with other travelers.
You are entitled to a free breakfast, every day of your stay.
You are entitled to a free lunch, every day of your stay.
You are entitled to a free dinner, every day of your stay.
Free Tours
We’ll take you on tours and rides around town. For free!
Language lessons
Take free language classes at our place.
Get a certificate of completion after you finish your experience.
Get help from the Worldpackers support team in case you need it, at any point of your trip.
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The Experience

We need volunteers to join us in our building projects and also painting and decorating the buildings. Helping also with some chores at the construction site and make gardens to make the place beautiful, nice looking and attractive.

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  • Beginner English or Beginner English
  • Between 18 and 80 years old
  • Accepts solo applications and also couples and pairs

What's not included

Flights, Travel Insurance, Internal Transportation and Visa

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Stay at least
2 weeks
Stay up to
12 weeks

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21 Reviews


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How this experience will transform you

4 Developing social awareness

4 Creating true social impact

4 Meeting locals

4 Immersing in the local culture

3 Practicing English

1 Developing environmental awareness



William and the Savvy Brain Academy school is the best you can hope for when looking for a volunteer program in Africa. It is impossible not to be in love with the children and not to enjoy the happiness of the local people in Bujora Village. William treated us like we were family, and was always ready and avalible to help us with anything we needed. I really hope everybody gets to have an experience like this one day, as it would certainly contribute to make the world a better place!

3 months ago



If you want an experience that you can make great impact and really imerse yourself in the culture, this is the perfect one!
William is simply the best person! Welcomed us, helped us in any way he could, had the best times! He is now a friend and really hope to see him in the future!
The kids are amazing, helping, teaching and playing with them was the best time during the day.
I really feel that I could see how people in Tanzania live, and the real people. I really recommend this experience to anyone!

3 months ago



This was for sure the best experience I have ever had in my life. William was the best host you can ask for, very good at communicating and was always very respectful and understanding. The whole experience made me open my eyes and reflect on life in a whole other way. The teachers are very good at teaching the children and they will help you with whatever you need. William is a true hero and one of the kindest and smartest people i have met in my life, the energy and commitment he has to his project is incredible. If you are thinking of going all i can say is YES you won't regret it!

6 months ago



This experience changed my life. Meeting William and the kids in the project was a giant call from society to me on how to life a better life and how to be more grateful for everything. The hours at school are longer, but William is super flexible on adjusting it into you. He was like a big brother to me, constantly making sure I was ok. He is super polite! I am so glad my first experience with the Worldpackers was there, because it was amazing!

over 1 year ago



I would recommend this experience to anyone who wishes to see more of the world. William will give you a feeling that you are home. I was only here for the minimum period of 2 weeks, but still had a rich experience. I met lots of people in Williams circle and went around the city with locals. Definitely a nice break from everyday life, and a worthwhile cultural experience. If you are unsure about teaching, you can help around the school in other ways too, such as writing homework or playing with the children

almost 2 years ago

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